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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Huntington

If you've moved and have questions about Huntington? Our complete guide to utilities in Huntington is going to provide you with everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Huntington water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Huntington.

About Huntington, Cheshire

Huntington CH3 has a population of 2,115 and is located in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has a population of 931,347 people.

Who supplies my water in Huntington?

Huntington water utilities are supplied by Dee Valley Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, and United Utilities:

Getting in touch with your water suppliers for Huntington

Calling a phone number for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water or Severn Trent is just one method of contact to discuss your Huntington water issues.

Dee Valley Water phone numbers

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Dee Valley Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Dee Valley Water contact number Dee Valley Water Emergency contact number
0330 678 0679 0800 085 8033
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water phone numbers

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water contact number Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Emergency contact number
0800 052 0145 0800 052 0130
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Severn Trent phone numbers

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Severn Trent general enquiries and emergencies.

Severn Trent contact number Severn Trent Emergency contact number
0345 750 0500 0800 783 4444
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Bank Holidays 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

United Utilities phone numbers

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for United Utilities general enquiries and emergencies.

United Utilities contact number United Utilities Emergency contact number
0345 672 2888 0345 672 3723
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Calling a phone number for Dee Valley Water is just one method of contact to discuss your Huntington water issues.

Write to Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities

You can also get in touch with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can even send your message through the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent or United Utilities website.

Dee Valley Water

If you would like to email Dee Valley Water, you can use the email address below:

Dee Valley Water Email Address
waterregulations@hafrendyfrdwy.co.uk

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Customer that want to post a letter to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water can do so by writing to the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water address below:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Address
PO Box 690
Cardiff
CF3 5WL

If you would like to email Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, you can use the email address below:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Email Address
company.secretary@dwrcymru.com

Severn Trent

Customer that want to post a letter to Severn Trent can do so by writing to the Severn Trent address below:

Severn Trent Address
PO Box 407
Darlington
DL1 9WD

If you would like to email Severn Trent, you can use the email address below:

Severn Trent Email Address
customercare@severntrent.co.uk

United Utilities

Customer that want to post a letter to United Utilities can do so by writing to the United Utilities address below:

United Utilities Address
United Utilities, PO Box 453
Warrington
WA55 1SE

Price of water in Huntington

Water bill in Huntington

Water rates in Huntington will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. You can easily find out whether your Huntington water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by contacting your supplier. Homes with metered Huntington water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Huntington

Customers that have a water meter at their Huntington house will pay an annual fixed charge, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. Whilst the variable charges cover the consumption at your Huntington home.

Unmetered Customers in Huntington

Customers who don't have a meter at their Huntington home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Huntington home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Huntington is going to be based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Huntington water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and is likely that they have not changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If you are single, or have a small family, having a water meter installed at your Huntington may save you money.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Huntington?

The average water bill Huntington residents are billed varies between water suppliers. In the table below, you will see how much each supplier charges:

Supplier Average Monthly Water Bill Average Water Bill Per Year
Dee Valley Water - -
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water £15.17 £182
Severn Trent £16.58 £199
United Utilities £16.83 £202
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How do I pay my Huntington water bill?

You will first need to register with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities. Once you've registered an account with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, such as:

  • Direct Debit
  • Online payments
  • Pay over the phone
  • Bank transfer
  • Payment by cheque
  • Payment card

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Huntington bill. Whilst some customers prefer to make a single annual payment, other customers might like to set up quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities account, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method and frequency.

Can I switch the water supplier in Huntington?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Huntington CH3, your water suppliers are Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent and United Utilities.

Since April 2017, business water customers have been able to switch water suppliers. You can find out if your business is eligible in our guide to switching water suppliers.

Huntington Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Huntington have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Huntington

Is tap water in Huntington safe to drink?

Yes! The tap water is safe to drink in Huntington. You can rest assured that Huntington water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Huntington water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Huntington water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Huntington come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Huntington:

  • Surface sources - 93%
  • Groundwater sources - 6%
  • Mixed sources - 1%

Is the water hard in Huntington

While rainwater itself is relatively soft, water hardness can change through the water cycle. As rainwater filters through rocks, it picks up minerals, such as magnesium and calcium. The more minerals the water picks up, the harder is your water considered.

The rating for water hardness in Huntington is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Huntington is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Huntington contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water will give your clothes a softer feel, and your appliances will be more efficient which is good news for your wallet. It also means less limescale build-up in your home appliances which extends their lifespan.

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Water softener isn't needed at your home in Huntington.

Huntington No Water

If you have no water in your Huntington home, you will need to check if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Huntington.

If there is no water at your Huntington home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you still have cold water but no hot water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Huntington.

If there is no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities for advice. In this case you should try the following tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities website for any information explaining the reason your home has no water.
  2. Have a look at the Twitter account for Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Huntington water leak or flooding

Huntington water problems might include anything from a leak, a burst water main, or flooding in your Huntington home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Huntington property, you need to do one of the following as quickly as you can:

  1. Ring Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities regardless if the issue relates to drinking water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Huntington taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Huntington water this may be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Huntington water with an earthy taste or smell.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Huntington water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Dee Valley Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent, or United Utilities via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Huntington CH3

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Huntington home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Availability of fibre
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • Using wi-fi or ethernet connection
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see if it matches the average connection speed for Huntington with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?

Huntington Average Download Speed Huntington Average Upload Speed
59.35 Mbps 13.25 Mbps
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The internet connection type you have can affect your download and upload speed in Huntington. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, but for some customers in remote areas this type of connection is the only one that's available.

Things to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Huntington?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider might seem daunting at first. To ease the pressure, we've listed the four important points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Huntington.

Availability

The first point to bear in mind before searching for a broadband provider in Huntington is what's available. Whilst many homes in Huntington can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' broadband connections, customers who live in a rural location may have trouble getting fast broadband.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years will likely have be able to get ultrafast FTTH because property developers will often choose to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Huntington?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Huntington
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, we call them 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of internet connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Huntington homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Only available with Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Huntington.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Huntington.
    • Can be more expensive for heavy users without unlimited data.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
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Huntington broadband price

Huntington broadband bill

Another important consideration is how much it costs for the broadband in Huntington. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. You should always look in the small print of the offer before you commit to a internet service in Huntington. Some providers will raise the price even during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike which will be felt by millions of BT customers.

Huntington Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Huntington also needs consideration, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work can be extremely important.

Then in our freetime we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows which without a reliable broadband connection at your Huntington home is going to be important.

Huntington broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Huntington broadband connection is extremely important. You might never need to contact the internet service provider you choose, but if you ever do need to speak to them a high level of customer support that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is a strong plus when you choose a broadband provider in Huntington.

Broadband FAQ

Below we've answered some our the most common questions that customers in Huntington have about broadband internet.

Broadband FAQs

Is the internet fast in Huntington?

The average internet speed in Huntington is:

Huntington Average Download Speed Huntington Average Upload Speed
59.35 Mbps 13.25 Mbps

What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?

To put it in simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - is fibre broadband that's connected to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Huntington, from there it's connected to your home via your standard telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Huntington home. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What speed internet is best for me?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Take a look at this table for a rough guide to what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Huntington.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Maximum of 5 devices AAll of the above, online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices All the above plus large file transfers or streaming your own video content on the web 100+ Mbps Broadband

What's the difference between 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi?

2.4ghz and 5ghz are the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi travels further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Huntington

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The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Huntington is 01244. If you're calling somebody in Huntington, and you are in a different area, you will need to add 01244 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01244 Huntington call cost?

If you have a call plan with your mobile or landline tariff, the phone call will probably be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are uncertain whether you have inclusive calls, we recommend getting in touch with your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many different area codes are there in the UK? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. UK area codes can be three, four, or five digits long.

Electricity and Gas in Huntington

Residents in Huntington are able to choose their own supplier for gas and electricity, but regardless of which supplier they choose, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and it is these companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Huntington home to the gas network and electricity grid.

Most of the time you will never need to ever contact the Huntington distribution network operator, but if you do, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Huntington right here.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Huntington

The electricity distribution network operator for Huntington is SP Energy Networks - Merseyside and North Wales. You can find the SP Energy Networks - Merseyside and North Wales contact details in the table below:

SP Energy Networks - Merseyside and North Wales Contact Information
General Enquiries 0330 101 0444
Emergencies 0800 001 5400
Email customercare@spenergynetworks.com
Website https://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/
Address Customer Contact Team, SP Energy Networks, 3 Prenton Way
Prenton

There are six electricity distribution network operators in the UK:

  1. Electricity North West
  2. Northern Powergrid
  3. SSE Networks
  4. SP Energy Networks
  5. UK Power Networks
  6. Western Power Distribution
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Power Generation near Huntington

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Huntington.

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, by 2035 there will only one nuclear power plant still producing energy. However, we can expect new nuclear reactors to be built such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy produced 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include hydro, solar, wind, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Huntington

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are within reach of Huntington, we've found the closest five municipalities to Huntington.

Closest five municipalities to Huntington
Municipality Distance from Huntington
Tarvin 0.01 miles
Mouldsworth 0.01 miles
Boughton 0.01 miles
Tattenhall 0.01 miles